Wow that's a lot further than I've ever gone. Just to play devil's advocate for the fast (talking water only fast here), a lot of that may have been water weight? When I'm fasting or doing keto type diets a lot of water is lost. I think i read somewhere that as much as 20lbs on an average person can be lost in water weight and that isn't taking into account edema and other swelling if you have inflammation. I can imagine after all that discipline that gaining it back was pretty infuriating but maybe just a few days a week fasted would work. I think max metabolism increase happens at 48 hour mark so you might also get a slight boost in resting metabolism 2 out of 7 day fast.I’ve lost 30 pounds in 30 days fasting.
The fat cells seem too refill quickly after ending your fast.
My wife gained a lot of weight having our two boys. We also didn’t eat the best but the biggest thing that helped?
If I put a standard 11” plate in front of 100 people, 99 will fill it up.
Take a smaller 7 1/2” plate and they will do the same.
But less food.
My wife’s the weight she was when we met.
No diet worked.